115 Bradford Street

115 Bradford Street, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

115 Bradford Street, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

115 Bradford Street, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

115 Bradford Street, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

This lovely and consequential house from around 1875-1885 has been in the foreground of thousands of pictures taken from the Pilgrim Monument. The decorative truss and vergeboard (pictured) are unmistakable. Walter Chrysler Jr. made his home here while running the Chrysler Art Museum. Roslyn Garfield, lawyer, real estate broker, and civic leader, had her office here. Staying here as a renter, Urvashi Vaid wrote Virtual Equality. This was once the office of the Provincetown Business Guild, founded in 1978 as a group of gay-run and gay-friendly establishments. Since 2001, it has been the headquarters of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, an organization devoted to research, public education, and conservation — best known for its work with marine mammals. It was founded in 1975 by Charles “Stormy” Mayo, Barbara Mayo, and Graham Giese.

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